PHOTO: The wider Westshore community (in yellow) and the 12 properties on Whakarire Rd (in red) that would gain most direct benefit from the seawall.

A long-anticipated coastal erosion seawall in Napier may be going ahead. Now it’s just a matter of working out who should pay the $3.7million bill for it.

Napier City Council was given the green light two years ago to build a structure to prevent further erosion at Westshore beach, after seven years and three unsuccessful attempts at gaining a resource consent.

Work on the 150metre long limestone revetment wall along Whakarire Avenue was supposed to have started last year, but was stalled due to costs.